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synthesizing sources

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    • Mini Research Project Synthesizing Sources Winter 2008
    • Links
      • index.htm
    • Research Writing (R28)
      • Gather and Interpret factual information from multiple sources
      • Clearly express a thesis statement
      • Organize logically: introduction, body, conclusion
      • Include a Works Cited
    • Using Ideas from Research (R41)
      • Incorporate ideas from other writers into your work through:
        • Direct quotations : use quotation marks and parenthetical citations
        • Paraphrases : use in place of a direct quote; ideas stated in your own words; use parenthetical citations
        • Summaries : use when condensing a large body of information; ideas stated in your own words: use parenthetical citations
    • Avoiding Plagiarism (R41)
      • Give credit for any ideas or opinions that are not your own.
      • Use parenthetical citations
      • Use a Works Cited
    • Preparing a Manuscript (R41)
      • Research Papers Include:
        • Title page
        • Outline
        • Works Cited
    • Your Task
      • See page 47 in the anthology.
      • Write a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay.
        • Read excerpts from two explorers’ firsthand accounts of their ascent of Mount Everest.
        • Discuss the characteristics of each climber.
        • Explain which you would prefer as a climbing partner.
    • Sources
      • from View From the Summit by Sir Edmund Hillary, text pages 28-36.
      • “ The Dream Comes True” from The Tiger of the Snows by Tenzig Norgay with James Ramsey Ullman, texr pages 39-44.
    • Your Task
      • Create a Source Card for each source.
      • Create a Works Cited.
      • Use Parenthetical Citations
      • See the anthology for:
        • Citing Sources: page R42 & R43
        • Works Cited: R42
        • Parenthetical Citations: R42
    • Source Card
      • Source Number
      • MLA Citation
      • Source Location
    • Source Card
      • 1.
      • Hillary, Sir Edmund. View From the Summit . Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, Platinum Level . Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2005. 30-36.
      • anthology
    • Works Cited
      • A list of sources referred to in your essay
      • Listed in alphabetical order, based on the first word in the entry
      • Each new entry begins at the margin, with
        • subsequent information from that entry tabbed
      • The entire Works Cited is double spaced.
      • See sample on page R43.
    • Parenthetical Citations
      • Parenthetical Citations:
        • Briefly identify the source from which you’ve taken information
        • Refer the reader to an entry on the Works Cited list
        • Fall outside of the closing quotation mark but within the final punctuation of the sentence
    • Parenthetical Citations
      • For example:
        • “ My boots were frozen solid and I cooked them over the primus stove until they were soft enough for me to pull on” (Hillary 31).
          • Hillary = author’s last name
          • 31 = page number
    • Your Task
      • Create Note Cards for information from the sources that you’ll be using in your essay.
      • All information gleaned from the sources must appear on note cards.
      • Note cards may include:
        • Quotations
        • Paraphrases
        • Summaries
    • Note Cards
      • Topic Source card number
      • Information:
      • Page Numbers
    • Note Card
      • Climbing technique 1.
      • * Information quoted from the text or
      • * Information paraphrased from the text or
      • * Information summarized from the text
      • 31
    • Note Taking
      • Read through the source the first time keeping a glossary of unfamiliar vocabulary.
      • Read through the source again creating note cards relevant to the task.
    • Writing the Thesis Sentence
    • Creating the Outline